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Old 06-08-2002, 12:09 PM   #1
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Hell of a race. Hopefully Bostrom can put it together to win tomorrow. And BBos can do the same in WSB.
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Old 06-08-2002, 02:49 PM   #2
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It's a horse race now; NH can't coast. Aaron Yates got by him too! He can fly!

Why wasn't Mladin in the running?
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Old 06-08-2002, 06:57 PM   #3
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That was a great race...and classic Duhamel. I hope that Nicky and Eric are taking notes, because the lessons they learn from the wily veteran will serve them well when they move on. Miguels "bag of tricks" added to Nicky's raw talent and Eric's determination would be a force to reckon with.



I love it when the mature--"old" is just not right to describe these guys--win races. I wonder how Hislop can do so well on the Duc at 40 yrs of age in BSB and the Ducati effort in North America can't crack the top 5. Does his team receive better support?



I see that Nick Ienatch(sp?) is riding Steve Crevier's superbike in the Canadian series this weekend (Crevier is injured); maybe Burns should have a go on Gobert's R7?
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Old 06-09-2002, 05:47 AM   #4
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I saw Nicky talking to his crew after the race, he was visibly upset, almost looked like he was going to cry.



I think he really thought he could get Miguel in the final turn but then blew it and ended up falling off the podium. I bet he wishes he'd just hung on for second and gotten the points.
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Old 06-10-2002, 06:47 AM   #5
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Default Excessive Lapping?

is it just me or have recent nationals (and formula extreme races) been plagued by an excessive amount of lapping of slower riders?



it seems like every race is determined not by who is fastest, but who is bravest navigating the squid slalom. it must be ultra hairy knifing through a gaggle of slower riders with some 20 in hand, all while dicing for the lead.



was it always this way? if not, what is the reason for the excessive number of slow riders being lapped many times? shouldn't the organizers do more to weed out the slow guys so that the fastest riders win?
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Old 06-10-2002, 08:34 AM   #6
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And where are Sundays resuts?



The AMA says if the squids pay the fee and are within 112% of qualify time, they race...
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Old 06-10-2002, 09:48 AM   #7
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Default Squids....?

I assume you are typing with Tongue in Cheek, when you call the lappers in an AMA Superbike race "Squids".
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Old 06-10-2002, 10:45 AM   #8
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anybody that gets lapped three or more times is pretty "squidly" in my book. and, yeah, that would be squid in relation to duhamel, hayden, gobert, etc. compared to a low-life cephalopod like me they are rocketships, i'm sure.



of course, i don't ever recall being lapped when i raced dirt track and motocross back in "the day." heh.
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Old 06-10-2002, 10:57 AM   #9
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I assume that you were not racing against factory riders. Even if you were, a 20% horsepower advantage in dirt track or motocross helps, but is nothing like the advantage that extra 20% gives to a factory rider on a professionally set-up superbike connected to a sticky slick, on asphalt. You don't have to believe me, but I'm sure none of those guys are squids. They may not be Nicky, Anthone, Eric, Aaron, Miguel, Matt, Doug or Jamie, but they sure as hell would be going a LOT faster in relation, if they were on equal equipment.
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Old 06-10-2002, 11:11 AM   #10
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It is Monday 6/10/02, 1 PM PDT and you guys have not updated this blasted website, I've said it before and I'll say it again, you were 100% better when you were free, I guess the people who paid got ripped off, don't even bother now, all of the faithful already got the scoop from any of the other excellent and free motorcycle websites, take the money and shove it up your *#?**
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